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Tire / Wheel sizes on the Tesla Model 3

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by ahmadr, Aug 1, 2017.

  1. ahmadr

    ahmadr Member

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    Anyone seen / read about the actual dimensions? I'm adding everything I find here, which so far isn't much. If I were to guess the 18", I would bet on 225/50R18

    19"
    235/40R19 tires (Continental ProContact RX m+s) [1]
    ??? wheels


    18"
    ??? tires (???)
    ??? wheels


    [1] Exclusive: Tesla Model 3 First Drive Review - Motor Trend
     
  2. Garlan Garner

    Garlan Garner Well-Known Member

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    This is all I know.

    235/40R19
    Size: 19X8.0″
    Offset: +40
    PCD: 5X120
    Center Bore: 64.1mm
    Lug Nut Spec: 13/16 Hex, 14X1.50 Thread
    Lug Nut Torque Spec: 129 lb-ft.
     
  3. Zaphod

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    So, in other words, Model S wheels (and aftermarket ones by default) would fit? right??
     
  5. ahmadr

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    I haven't seen a source being cited for the wheel sizes, but if these are indeed correct, they would be the same as Model S wheels
     
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    The tire size is just about perfect for 19" x 8.5" wheels, and the stats Garlan posted seem about right too. I'm hoping that Model S wheels fit, if so I'll take the stock aero wheels for winter tires and picking up Rial Lugano's for summers. A set of these plug tpms sensors is cheaper than the $1500 for the Tesla 19" wheel upgrade, and you get a second set.

    Rial Lugano OE Cap
     
  7. S'toon

    S'toon Knows where his towel is

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    235/45R18
    [​IMG]
     
  8. ahmadr

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    Thanks everyone. So far we have

    19"
    235/40R19 tires (Continental ProContact RX m+s) [1]
    19X8.0″ +40mm 5X120 wheels (identical to 19" Model S wheels, but they run 245/45R19 tires) [citation needed]


    18"
    235/45R18 98W Extra Load tires (Michelin MXM4) [2]
    ??? wheels


    [1] Exclusive: Tesla Model 3 First Drive Review - Motor Trend
    [2] Photo linked in #7 and #13
     
  9. Jason Bourne

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    you stole my idea!
     
  10. ahmadr

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    Looks really good. I would be hesitant going with a 32mm vs. a 40mm offset (and spacers can't correct) though, because of the change in scrub radius and torque/brake steer
     
  11. Zaphod

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    8mm difference is only about 5/16". Not a big deal really.
     
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    Agreed, I'm not that worried on what 8mm would do mechanically, especially since that means the center of the tire would only move 4mm, less than 3/16". I'd think anyone would be hard pressed to notice a difference there. My concern would be more in terms of brake and suspension clearance and how it lines up with the bodywork.
     
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    I just hope you can remove the flat aero part of the 18" wheels. I'd rather not have to pay for the 19" wheels from a ride quality and cost of replacement point of view. The aero wheels look like they could be decent looking underneath if you can remove the aero portions.
     
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    Thank you. I can definitely live with that. Especially if there's a cap made to cover up the lug nuts and center cap. Or even just the center cap area.
     
  16. joefee

    joefee 2M+ page views on TMC Threads

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    I'm not paying 9K for larger M3 battery.I also plan to use my MS 19" OEM wheels/tires for my M3 everyday driving and keep the stock M3 aero's for longer road trips.

    Any way to put MS 21" OEM's on M3 or just no room for that size?
     
  17. Zaphod

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    21"s should physically fit, but the outer diameter will be larger, which will throw off the speedometer. It's possible could swap to lower profile tires to offset the diameter, but not sure what tire sizes available in 21". Think I will try and see once I get my 3.
     
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    Someone posted it here the other day, but now I can't find it.

    What are all the dimensions of the 18 inch Aero wheels? Width, offset, bolt pattern, diameter of center register hole, etc?

    I'm looking at aftermarket 18 inch wheels in the $100 range to replace the Aeros. I'll have nicer wheels, reuse the stock tires and TPM units, and most importantly, NOT pay $1500 for the 19 inch Tesla wheels!

    I have never looked at aftermarket rims in my life, but out of sheer principle and keeping my $1500 from Tesla, I will do it. This is what they get for making me spend $1000 to get away from their ugly black paint!
     
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    I'm also trying to relocate that information. I've never been able to get on friendly terms with the search engine on this forum.
     
  20. Jetson

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    Since I live in LA with lots of potholes, I was thinking it it might be better to get the 18 inch wheels, but they look so ugly. Maybe 18" aftermarket wheels? Does anyone know the size? I can only find the 19 inch size:

    235/40R19
    Size: 19X8.0″
    Offset: +40
    PCD: 5X120
    Center Bore: 64.1mm
    Lug Nut Spec: 13/16 Hex, 14X1.50 Thread
    Lug Nut Torque Spec: 129 lb-ft.
     

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